Exterior Paint Program

The City is a participant of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program administered through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The city uses this grant to provide assistance for low-and-moderate-income residents through services targeted towards decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunity.

The Exterior Paint Program (EPP) provides exterior painting services to residential homes in significant need of help. This service comes in the form of grants to income-eligible individuals and families residing in the City of Rome.


Applicant Eligibility

  1. Must reside within the city limits of Rome.
  2. Homeowner must own and occupy the property as primary residence.
  3. Homeowner must be current on their property taxes, mortgages payments, or have paid off their mortgage.
  4. Must have homeowners insurance and/or flood insurance should it be required.
  5. Homeowner must be at or below 80% of the area median income. (Department of Housing Urban Development's definition of low income based on verified gross household income and household size.


Maximum Income Limit by Household Size

“Low/Mod-Household Income” shall mean all the persons occupying the housing unit whose total income does not exceed 80% of the area median income, adjusted for household size, as established by HUD.

Household Size Maximum Income (80% of the Area Median)
1 $31,300
2 $35,750
3 40,200
4 44,650
5 48,250
6 51,800
7 55,400

Application Process

 Program staff will review complete applications on a first come first serve basis. For more information please contact the Community Development staff at 706-236-4477 during business hours Monday-Friday.

Paint Program Application